Security cameras without monthly fees to protect the home.
Much has changed in the home alarm sector in recent years. These devices that seemed exclusive to single-family homes or large houses, now become an important element for almost half of the population, whether they live in a chalet or a mini-flat. According to the latest Movistar Prosegur Alarmas report, although Spain is one of the safest countries in Europe, 40% of people consider it necessary to have a home security system. The study reveals that guaranteeing your peace of mind (43.7%) and protecting yourself against street robberies (28%) are the main reasons for having an alarm. That yes, the price continues to be one of the main barriers, since contracting home insurance with a specialized company that offers connection with the police 24 hours, supposes a monthly expense that many families cannot afford.
But technology has democratized these services and it is possible to self-manage home security through connected and intelligent devices. Obviously it is not the same service, but these types of cameras work very well and provide extra security to homes.
Ring, a company belonging to Amazon, is one of the most complete connected video surveillance systems. The new second generation Ring Alarm with five devices works very simply by plugging in the Ring base station and configuring the components (motion and contact sensor) through the brand's app. In this way, the user will receive real-time notifications on their smartphone or tablet when someone enters a room, opens a window or deactivates the alarm. Its price starts at 249.90 euros.
And for users looking for an outdoor camera that acts as a door watcher, Ring Spotlight Cam is one of the best alternatives for 199.99 euros.
To unify protection outdoors or indoors, Google launched the Nest Cam that works for both environments. This smart IP surveillance camera can send alerts when it detects a vehicle, animal or person, depending on your customization. The user can select a specific area, such as the access to the garage or the front door, and specify the alerts they want to receive. It is sold for 199 euros.
The firm of smart home devices Somfy proposes the alarm system without quotas Somfy One. Its HD camera with motion sensor and 90dB siren offers a complete level of security and WiFi connectivity that allows the user to receive notifications in real time. 349 euros.
For users looking for more basic but also connected and highly effective cameras, the Xiaomi Mi 360° Home Security Camera 2K is a great option. This device uses ultra-sharp HD technology to capture more detailed images as well as incorporating infrared night vision and artificial intelligence person detection to prevent false alarms. Its price is 49.90 euros.
A little more basic is the TP-Link Tapo, a WiFi 360 camera with night vision and motion detection that is also compatible with Alexa. It is sold for 24.90 euros.